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DERFFLINGER

Fleet

HochSeeFlotte

Ship Type

Battle-cruiser

Nickname

The Iron Dog. (Eisene Hund), So named after Jutland by British.

Ship Class

Derfflinger (includes Lützow and Hindenburg)

Grouping

I Scouting Group

Command

1st Scouting Group (Aufklärungsgruppe)

Builder's Yard

Blohm and Voss, Hamburg. Construction No. 213

Budget Year

1912-1913 Naval Estimates

Construction Notes

Cost Marks 56 million.

Date Laid Down

30.03.1912

Launch Date

17.07.1913

Completed date

Commission date

01.09.1914

Year laid down

Year launched

1914

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Scuttled Scapa Flow 21.06.1919, salvaged 1939 and broken up 1946

Jutland result

From 20:33 to 21:05 (CHECK CET) when Hipper was changing ships form the Lützow to the Moltke, Hipper put Hartog in command. Was responsible for sinking Queen Mary with Seydlitz and with Lützow HMS Invincble. Took 17 heavy and 9 secondary hits. Fired 385 main and 235 secondary shells. Launched 1 torpedo. Highest casualty rate of a ship not sunk in the battle.

Ready for action after dock repairs

15th October 1916

Commander

Kapitän zur See Johannes Hartog

Noteable Officers

Commander Georg von Hase, Gunnery Officer (From Kiel to Jutland)

Crew complement

1,138

Officers

44

Ratings

Killed

157

Wounded

26

Prisoners

183

Displacement full Load (tons)

31,200

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

690.32

Length (mtrs)

210.4

Beam (ft)

95.14

Beam (mtrs)

29 (Gröner)

Draught (ft)

30.18

Draught (mtrs)

9.2

Max. Speed (knots)

26.5

Range (miles)

6,400 at 12 kts

Range (kilometres)

10,400

Fuel

3500 max coal and 1000 max oil.

Propulsion

Two sets of Parsons marine type turbines. Rated at 76,634 shp.

Armour Main Belt

12" (300 mm)

Deck Armour

1.2" (300 mm)

Turret Armour IN CM

270 mm

Conning Tower Armour

300 mm

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

30.5 cm (12”) SK L/50

No. Primary Turrets

4

Guns (No.barrels)

8

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

894

Primary Broadside Weight

7,152

Secondary Gun Calibre

5.915 cm (5.9”) SK L/45

Guns (No.barrels) 2

12

Rounds per secondary

720

Other Armament

Four 8.8 cm 1 4 single mounts, plus eight 8.8 cm Flak

Elevation (degrees)

-8° +13.5°.

Gunnery Range (yards)

20,500

Gunnery Range (metres)

18,000

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

3

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

20"

No. tubes

4

Torpedo Type MM

500 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

Single tubes

References & sources

Gröner (crew), Hildebrand (killed & wounded)